Monday, December 16, 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police broke up an early-morning brawl during a fraternity toy drive and party at a hotel near LAX. Officers say security at the Radisson on West Century Boulevard requested police support early this morning when several people began fighting. It took about an hour for officers to quell the fight and clear the room. There were no arrests and no injuries reported.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new study suggests that residents in Los Angeles may be willing to rely more on subways and light rail. University researchers monitored the travel patterns of 103 households within a half-mile of six new light rail stations that connect downtown with Culver City. While study co-author and USC professor Marlon Boarnet acknowledges that the study looks at just one rail line, he says the results suggest the region's ambitious investment in subways and light rail may sway residents to travel more by public transit.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — California regulators are failing to collect half the fines levied on assisted living homes that don't properly care for elderly residents. U-T San Diego reports that the California Department of Social Services has collected only half of the $2.9 million in penalties since July 2007, partly because there's no penalty for late payment. State officials say violators often close and move away.
CARMEL, Calif. (AP) — Oscar-winning actress Joan Fontaine has died at the age of 96. Longtime friend Noel Beutel says she died in her sleep in her Carmel home yesterday morning. Fontaine won an Academy Award as a naive wife in Alfred Hitchcock's thriller "Suspicion" and also starred in Hitchcock's "Rebecca," which won the Oscar for best picture.